AQHA: Thoughts From the AQHA Executive Vice President on the Level 1 Championships
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AQHA: Thoughts From the AQHA Executive Vice President on the Level 1 Championships

By AQHA Executive Vice President Craig Huffhines Have you ever wondered, "Who makes AQHA's rules?" The answer is not anyone who works at AQHA Headquarters in Amarillo. Rules are proposed, discussed and passed by AQHA members. And any member can potentially change our Association. We are proud to be governed by our members, and we are proud to affect changes that bring more value to AQHA membership and more involvement in our great industry. Watch this video from the 2017 AQHA Convention for a great explanation of how AQHA governance works. The final step for most rule changes includes a review by the AQHA Executive Committee , which is made up of five member-elected, volunteer AQHA members. There are several opinions
2017 SOQHA Challenge Recap- Results and Photos
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2017 SOQHA Challenge Recap- Results and Photos

By: Brittany Bevis, The Equine Chronicle Novice Youth Reserve Champion Scholarship Winner- Natalie Hilty with Rock On Mr Cool. Photo courtesy of Emma Brown.    If the first portion of the Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association’s two-week Challenge/Madness Show Series was any indication of what’s to come, they’re expecting another record turnout for 2017. The Challenge took place May 12-14 in Wilmington, Ohio and was met with a fantastic reception, with entries up more than 1,400 per judge, across all divisions, according to Mark Harrell Horse Shows. Today is an off day for competitors as preparations begin for the SOQHA Madness that kicks off tomorrow and will continue throughout the week. During the Challenge,
Exhibitors not Eligible for Level 2 Competition at the 2017 Lucas Oil World
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Exhibitors not Eligible for Level 2 Competition at the 2017 Lucas Oil World

AQHA modifies eligibility guidelines for the Level 2 Championships, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), at the 2017 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show. The American Quarter Horse Association, May 10, 2017 The American Quarter Horse Association has released the list of open and amateur exhibitors who are ineligible to show horses in the Adequan® Level 2 championship classes at the 2017 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show, tentatively scheduled for November 2-18 in Oklahoma City. The horsemen and -women on the ineligible exhibitors list are competitors who have proven their skills in the show pen and are considered highly accomplished competitors, regardless of whether they
Congrats to current and past OQHA members at the IHSA Nationals
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Congrats to current and past OQHA members at the IHSA Nationals

Congratulations to all current and past OQHA members at the IHSA Nationals.   Anneliese Ritzi (U of Findlay) wins Advanced Western Horsemanship national title.   Emma Willeke (U of Findlay) wins Novice Western Horsemanship reserve champion.   Taylor Overmier (Ohio State U) wins Open Reining Pattern for the AQHA Trophy in a tie-breaking return to the pen against last year's defending champion, Selena Finn (U of Nebraska-Lincoln).  "It was intense. I knew it was going to be the two of us," said Taylor, whose first round drew Danny Boy, and her second ride was on Lil' Bill. "Danny Boy is a more mellow draw while Lil' Bill is 'energetic.' Both are very talented horses. My favorite parts of a test are the run downs and stops.
Top exhibitors earn prizes at AQHA Level 1 Championships
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Top exhibitors earn prizes at AQHA Level 1 Championships

After nearly a week of competition, four Ohio exhibitors earned prizes May 7 for placing at the top during the 2017 Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships in Raleigh, North Carolina. ALL-AROUND SELECT Ruth Kaplan of Wooster, Ohio, and Wish Upon A Lark, a 2002 palomino gelding by Rugged Lark-Seven S Cagney by Pines Zippo Bars. Breeder/owner: Ruth Kaplan BRONZE ALL-AROUND 13-&-UNDER Mason Dorsey of Powell, Ohio, and Good Alibis, a 2010 red roan gelding by PS Good Bars Kat-Eternal Storyteller by Levis And Alibis. Breeder: Peter Allen Schouweiler, Plainview, Minnesota. Owner: Mason Dorsey SELECT Betty Vanover of Hamersville, Ohio, and Holy Chip, a 2006 bay gelding by Promote This Chip-Sweet Investment
Congratulations to AQHA Level 1 East Champions from Ohio!
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Congratulations to AQHA Level 1 East Champions from Ohio!

Congratulations to the following Ohio Exhibitors and Owners on placing in the AQHA Level 1 East Championships in Raleigh, North Carolina! Stay tuned for updates throughout the week.  Class Placing Horse Exhibitor Owner From L1 Youth Trail 14-18             4 LONESOME AT THE BAR KYLEIGH BUHL KYLEIGH BUHL ASHLAND, OH   7 VENTURE ASSETS BRIANNA N MERKLIN BRIANNA N MERKLIN LEWIS CENTER, OH L1 Youth Trail 13 & Under             2 NEARLY CHOCOLATE ISABELLA MARIE D'ONOFRIO JENNIFER M D'ONOFRIO COLUMBUS, OH   5 GOOD ALIBIS MASON DORSEY MASON DORSEY POWELL, OH Rookie Youth Trail             2 LONESOME AT THE BAR KYLEIGH BUHL KYLEIGH BUHL ASHLAND, OH   11 GOOD ALIBIS MASON DORSEY MASON DORSEY POWELL, OH L1 Amateur Trail             1 OOPS
The 2018 Adequan® Select World will stay at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo
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The 2018 Adequan® Select World will stay at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo

The American Quarter Horse Association, April 27, 2017 Last winter, the American Quarter Horse Association solicited host-site bids for the 2018 AQHA Select World Championship Show , presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan). After carefully reviewing the submitted bids, the AQHA Executive Committee has made the decision to keep the 2018 Adequan® Select World at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo. “The Association is committed to meeting the needs of its valued members,” said Pete Kyle, AQHA chief show officer. “The Association, City of Amarillo and Tri-State Fairgrounds have had a great working partnership and economically beneficial relationship over the years. With this new
2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress Judges Announced
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2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress Judges Announced

The judges have been announced for the 2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress. View the list Here
OMIQHA Summer SUNsation - Pleasure Driving
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OMIQHA Summer SUNsation - Pleasure Driving

OMIQHA is excited to announce our huge payout for the Pleasure Driving at $2,000! They will have $1000 for the Open and $1000 for the Amateur at the Summer SUNsation show held June 24th and 25th.  They are also looking to make it the biggest pleasure driving class in AQHA history! Collect points from AQHA, OQHA, OMIQHA, and NOQHA! For further information visit their website -   www.omiquarterhorseassn.com .
OMIQHA Warm Up Show
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OMIQHA Warm Up Show

By Samantha Armbruster             Ahhh, the first show of the year. Not only is everyone ready to get out and see all of their horse show friends again, but it is also a great opportunity to test the waters and find out what works and what needs improvement before the summer show season begins. The Ohio Michigan Indiana Quarter Horse Association  put on the very first Warm-Up Show that was a two-day event at Eden Park Equestrian Complex in Sunbury, Ohio on April 8 th and 9 th . Class sizes were large with many novices and good numbers in the Youth and Amateur classes as well.             This new show gave exhibitors the chance to show in every class both days, offering the opportunity to get some extra practice in. Though